Aging, Reproduction, and the Climacteric

  • Luigi MastroianniJr.
  • C. Alvin Paulsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Methodological Considerations in Research on the Aging Reproductive System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Caleb E. Finch, Roger G. Gosden
      Pages 3-34
  3. Age-Related Changes in Regulatory Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. William J. Bremner, Alvin M. Matsumoto, Robert A. Steiner, Donald K. Clifton, Daniel M. Dorsa
      Pages 47-57
    3. Eberhard Nieschlag, Erik Michel
      Pages 59-71
    4. Mortimer B. Lipsett
      Pages 73-80
  4. Aging and the Reproductive Years

  5. The Climacteric

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Santo V. Nicosia
      Pages 179-199
    3. Howard L. Judd
      Pages 215-228
    4. Diane S. Fordney
      Pages 229-240
  6. Management of the Menopause

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Sonja M. McKinlay, John B. McKinlay
      Pages 243-262
    3. Nathan Kase
      Pages 263-285
    4. Nancy C. Lee, Phyllis A. Wingo, Herbert B. Peterson, George L. Rubin, Richard W. Sattin
      Pages 287-303
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Luigi Mastroianni Jr.
      Pages 307-310
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 311-316

About this book


Interest in sexuality and reproductive function does not cease when people begin to age. Instead, a new set of questions arises. Women want to know if it is safe to have babies in their late thirties and early forties. They want to know more about hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause-which ones are dangerous and which are merely uncomfortable. They are eager to learn about the relative risks and benefits of estrogen replacement therapy. Men, too, are concerned about age-related changes in their sexual function. Experts in reproductive physiology, gerontology, and genetics met at the National Institutes of Health in June of 1984 to discuss these and other concerns about aging and the reproductive system. The conference on Aging, Reproduc­ tion, and the Climacteric was sponsored by the American Fertility Society, The National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This volume is based on the proceedings of that confer­ ence.


child development fertility menopause reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi MastroianniJr.
    • 1
  • C. Alvin Paulsen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Washington School of Medicine SeattleUSA

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